Libá Castle and palace were the center of the Liebenstein rule. Hans von Sparneck sold Liebenstein Castle in 1426 to the von Zedtwitz family on Neuberg , who had already built up considerable property in the Ascher Ländchen. The robber baron Jörg von Zedtwitz used the castle for his raids against the city of Eger and owners of neighboring castles such as Seeberg or Haslau. The castle was finally destroyed by troops from the city of Eger, and Jörg von Zedtwitz narrowly escaped with his life. Christoph von Zedtwitz was the defending captain in 1553Siege of court .
The castle fell into ruin in the decades after the Second World War. After the end of Czechoslovakia , decisive steps were taken to preserve it. A private investor intends to use the castle as a hotel. The first repair measures, such as a complete roof repair, the insertion of windows and repair work on the outer facade, stopped the advanced decay. In the meantime, excavation work in the basement has brought new knowledge about the first castle complex at this point. Destroyed rooms were reconstructed with stucco decorations based on old photographs . The castle is currently inaccessible as a construction site.References:
The Petersberg Citadel is one of the largest extant early-modern citadels in Europe and covers the whole north-western part of the Erfurt city centre. It was built after 1665 on Petersberg hill and was in military use until 1963. It dates from a time when Erfurt was ruled by the Electors of Mainz and is a unique example of the European style of fortress construction. Beneath the citadel is an underground maze of passageways that can be visited on guided tours organised by Erfurt Tourist Office.
The citadel was originally built on the site of a medieval Benedictine Monastery and the earliest parts of the complex date from the 12th century. Erfurt has also been ruled by Sweden, Prussia, Napoleon, the German Empire, the Nazis, and post-World War II Soviet occupying forces, and it was part of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). All of these regimes used Petersberg Citadel and had an influence on its development. The baroque fortress was in military use until 1963. Since German reunification in 1990, the citadel has undergone significant restoration and it is now open to the public as a historic site.